- Wikipedia is freely accessible, providing information on millions of topics to anyone with Internet capabilities.
- Wikipedia is constantly updated by the hour. In comparison, subscription encyclopedias might only be updated annually or less frequently.
- Wikipedia might be a starting point, providing background information on your topic and possible keywords to help you conduct more in-depth research through library databases and other sources.
- The sources cited can provide more pathways for further investigation into your topic.
This page is adapted from "Wikipedia: Strengths and Weaknesses." 24 July 2013. pitt.libguides, University of Pittsburgh. Web. 6 Nov. 2013.